Scientists spark the growth of a human eye with stem cells

Biologists in Japan have grown a human-eye precursor from stem cells, and amazingly, it was done without the guidance from a scaffolding structure. The breakthrough indicates that the information to form such organs are embedded within the cells themselves, and not driven by environmental cues. Researchers hope to… » 6/18/12 8:30am 6/18/12 8:30am

Exercise your brain (not your eyes) to keep your vision healthy

Presbyopia is seen as one of those unavoidable signs of aging, your eyes losing plasticity and making it harder and harder to read. Bifocals perched on your nose as you squint at a newspaper (or computer screen). But even as your eyes get old, there might be a way to fight it by keeping your brain spry. » 2/25/12 1:00pm 2/25/12 1:00pm

Who needs genetic engineering? Turn your brown eyes blue with lasers,…

Are you sick and tired of your brown eyes? Wish you could swap them out for some blue ones, instead? For a paltry five grand, Laguna Beach doctor Gregg Homer thinks he can help you out. He claims to have developed a 20-second procedure that can permanently change your eyes from brown to blue. Best of all? He does it… » 11/03/11 2:30pm 11/03/11 2:30pm